Smart Homes: Architectural and Engineering Design Imperatives for Smart City Building Codes
Smart homes are the fundamental blocks of Smart cities. There is no requirements espoused by the government to make these homes support the Smart city infrastructural features. This paper explores and defines the areas where architectural and engineering codes are required to be built in the building codes of Smart cities. In absence of such code will not lead the cities to a sustainable living space. As all the infrastructural issues are related to the fundamental building blocs that is our homes and apartments, we must by codes to guide them toward smarter homes. And these codes should lead us to water and waste management, green building, safe and healthy living environment. This research work shows how various Smart city infrastructural initiatives are directly related to architectural and engineering discipline and the need to have a strong Smart city specific building code at the national and local level.
Smart City, Smart home, Architecture, Engineering, Building information modeling, urban planning, architectural design, engineering design